Monday motivation: faith and clarity

Anyone who knows me should know that I’m a huge John Mayer fan. His smooth voice lulls me into the rich layers of his music and the profundity of the lyrics keeps me there. Lingering. Pressing repeat and searching for songs I’ve never heard before.

Tonight, I listened to “Clarity” again, causing me to reflect upon a recurring theme in my conversations lately: fear.

So many decisions are made out of fear instead of faith. Faith that the desired outcome will manifest. Faith that I don’t need to be all high-strung and worried because everything will be okay, even if the outcome is different from what I envisioned. Faith that what happens, however uncomfortable, is for a reason.

I’m living with more trust in the process of life and faith that “everything will be okay in the end. if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” Today, confront your fears. What are they? Where did they come from? Are they truly yours? What can you do to overcome them?

Sometimes we magnify or create perceived obstacles that we’re fully capable of surmounting.Reframe your fears. Question them. Analyze them. Then, face them until you abolish them.*

* I’m doing this too. 🙂

“If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
– Thomas Edison

I worry
I weigh three times my body
I worry
I throw my fear around
But this morning
There’s a calm I can’t explain
The rock candy’s melted, only diamonds now remain

By the time I recognize this moment
This moment will be gone
But I will bend the light pretending
That it somehow lingered on

And I will wait to find
If this will last forever
And I will wait to find
If this will last forever
And I will pay no mind
Well it won’t and it won’t because it can’t
It just can’t
It’s not supposed to

Was there a second of time I looked around?
Did I sail through or drop my anchor down?
Was anything enough to kiss the ground
And say I’m here now?
And she is here now

So much wasted in the afternoon
So much sacred in the month of June
How bout you?

And I will wait to find
If this will last forever
And I will wait to find
That it won’t and it won’t and it won’t
And I will pay no mind
Worried bout no rainy weather
And I will waste no time
Remaining in our life together

August 17, 2009 | filed under consider this, monday motivation, rewritable words, watch this, what my world sounds like 


One Response to “Monday motivation: faith and clarity”

  1. Jamie on August 17th, 2009 8:43 pm

    I have one huge fear… I’m gonna really try to take steps to conquer it little by little everyday.

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